You Can Help
While buying vegetables like radish, cauliflower and carrots, leaves should not be taken home. This reduces the load on the municipal system, which is already stressed. The above idea can be adopted by hotels with their suppliers, so that leaves of the crown of pineapple are left in the wholesale market. In the existing pots, remove one-third of the soil and put the daily output of organic waste in the empty space and cover it with a thin layer of soil to prevent the smell. Once it fills up, the manure is formed and nutrients will directly reach the plant. At home, observe if edible items are lying uneaten for a long time. If they are not spoilt, redistribute them in your own ecosystem; otherwise a lot of uneaten food finds its way to the landfill sites. Think about the energy–water–food nexus. While eating, think of four people – the farmer, the transporter, the vegetable dealers and the person who cooks. Your appreciation for food will go up, keeping the perspective of the ‘sweat’ that has gone into production of the food. If you are entertaining, say, 0 people, order for to avoid wasting food. In case of a shortfall, more food can be ordered; the idea is not to waste.